Lights, music, Longwood Gardens

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Kennett Symphony Orchestra at Longwood Gardens

The Kennett Symphony presents "Postcards from Abroad," on Saturday, Aug. 13, at 7 p.m.  The casual outdoor evening performance features an eclectic mix of light classics and pops, beginning with Rossini’s tantalizing Overture to the Barber of Seville and concluding with the atmospheric Polovetsian Dances by Borodin. The program was created by conductor Michael Hall. The symphony ticket price includes the concert, of course. but…

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Healing arts come to La Comunidad Hispana

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Dr. Elaine Kirchdoerfer and Medical Assistant Montserrat Alvarez pose near the new artwork

Something has changed in the waiting area and exam rooms of the LCH Oxford Community Health Center. Thanks to the wonderful efforts of the Oxford Arts Alliance, the blank walls of the recently opened satellite location are now filled with welcoming paintings and photos. Jay Eaton, Secretary of the Oxford Arts Alliance, met LCH Community Engagement Manager Laura Mackiewicz at a Bridging the Community meeting…

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2016 Chester County Day to focus on area

Chester County Day, the longest running house tour in the country, is gearing up for its 2016 event on Saturday, Oct. 1, and organizers want area residents to mark their calendars. For years, the 76-year-old tour was exclusive to West Chester Borough for many years but has since extended to the four quadrants of Chester County with different sections highlighted every four years. This year,…

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Roadwork for week of July 30

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of July 30 through Aug. 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. A line-painting crew will continue its work on Saturday, July 30, and then Monday, Aug. 1, through Friday, Aug.…

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Kids perfect art of summer camp at Darlington

Artists ranging in age from 3 to 14 have been encouraged to think creatively during the Darlington Arts Center’s Summer Camps. Teaching artists and counselors have been leading activities in the visual and performing arts, engaging campers while they make new friends and have fun.  Each week campers explore music, art, dance, and drama in units throughout the day. This year’s camp theme is “Celebrate…

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Marshall Crenshaw returning to The Flash

If you’re a fan of Elvis Costello, Graham Parker, Nick Lowe, Buddy Holly, British Invasion, Power Pop, Song Craft or Singer Songwriters, The Kennett Flash says it has a show on Sunday, Aug. 7, that you won’t want to miss. . Marshall Crenshaw, who got his first big break playing John Lennon in an off-Broadway company of “Beatlemania” in 1978, is returning to The Flash.…

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Rt. 202 widening project nears end of road

With Mother Nature’s cooperation, the second, newly-widened segment of Route 202 will debut next week. PennDOT said it plans to open 2.5 miles of Route 202 to six lanes between the Routes 401 and 30 interchanges in East Whiteland Township by Friday, Aug. 5, substantially completing construction on the $63.3 million second phase of the improvement project, which began in April 2013, a PennDOT press…

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Chadds Ford special events ordinance delayed

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday tabled a possible special events ordinance until “we get it right,” according to Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy. Ordinance 144 calls for a person or organization to apply for a permit to hold special events in the township and would establish requirements for planning events, exemptions and permit fees. Murphy said supervisors have discussed the idea for several months because “some…

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Danielle Haegele Steckel of Landenberg

Danielle Haegele Steckel, 53, of Landenberg, died Monday, July 25, at Season’s Hospice in Newark. She was the wife of Eric W. Steckel, with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Ruth Teel Haegele of West Chester, and the late Warren Haegele. She was a homemaker and loved taking care of others. She enjoyed cookouts, going to…

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Adopt-a-Pet July 28

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, Aug. 1. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start.  ARNOLD Hey there, I’m a real cool cat named…

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Around Town July 28

• It’s an evening at the Kuerner Farm on Aug. 2 for artists. Get access to Kuerner Farm, a National Historic Landmark, where Andrew Wyeth found intriguing subjects for hundreds of tempera paintings, watercolors and drawings for more than 70 years. Artists working in all media are invited to explore the property where they can sketch, paint or photograph and may gain insight into Wyeth’s…

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